After Vaughn's visit and I got the chuck to square up, I was anxious to try out what I thought I had absorbed in his teaching. Thanx again Vaughn
Wood courtesy of Jeff Nicol, 5" x 2 1/4". Walls are ~ 1/4 to 5/16 at the base, opening 1 1/8" Finish is shellac, BLO, more shellac and 3 coats of Formby's tung oil finish. I will buff it out in a few more days. After looking at the pics, I need to rub some oil under the collar so you can't see the line.
I really love the "seed pot" pottery forms, and have tried the ufo shapes, odd shapes, and this one is pretty much modeled after Vaughn's work, Steve S and the others that have refined this form so well. There is no arguing that this is my best piece by following their lead. Thank you!
ps - This really is easier when your chuck runs true!